The Perfect Gin and Tonic Recipe

Today is a very special day. World Gin Day. Gin has long been my tipple of choice so I was delighted to find out this week that there’s a whole day devoted especially to gin.

Hot Humous Recipe – Mezze, Small Plates to Share

Mouth-watering mezze recipe and a giveaway of Ghilli Basan’s fantastic new book – Mezze Small Plates for Sharing. This beautiful book is packed with a myriad of mezze recipes with superb photography and fascinating insights into Basan’s travels in Turkey and the Middle East.

Recipe for Blackberry Vodka

There’s nothing better than the rosy glow a couple of shots of blackberry vodka impart on a crisp winter’s evening and the dark ruby colour makes it a perfect Christmassy tipple. Here’s my recipe for a delicious Blackberry Vodka.

Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

The cool, calm, quiet of the Consoli kitchen is a complete contrast to the clamour of Catania’s colourful market. The next part of the tour was to immerse ourselves into the flavours, cooking customs and rich history of Sicilian cuisine.